Our beautiful Australian bird's garland is a celebration of our feathered friends.
Illustrations by John and Elizabeth Gould from The Birds of Australia supplement Published in London 1851
Birds from left, Halcyon Pyrrhopygia( Red-backed kingfisher), Psephotus Chrysopterygius(Golden Shouldered Parrot), Merops melanurus (Rainbow Bee-Eater), Polytelis alexandrae, (Princess Parrot), Ceyx erithaca (3 toed Kingfisher)
Each image is digitally printed onto organic cotton sateen, cut into little flags with a raw and stitched edge and sewn into a flag garland. . Hand made in Australia.
Length of images 90cm /2.9 ft plus 1m of tape at either end - 2.9m in total
Images via the Biodiversity Heritage Library
Printed on organic cotton and packaged in recycled paper tubes.
Shown with Vintage flower garland
The images are in the public domain and are all sourced from the generous open access schemes from various wonderful museums. This is an excellent initiative that opens up so many beautiful images to be seen and enjoyed again.